Fifth Street Farms House Concerts

Fifth Street Farms House Concerts

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Reid Jamieson heading yer way in October - perhaps you have room for a couple of Canadian crooners?
The Crooked Jades are busy for the next month; here's the whole lineup, with Steve Indig PR & Events reporting for Sfland. Crooked Jades at Lost Church, SF Santa Cruz House Concert for The Crooked Jades The Crooked Jades at Sweetwater Music Hall The Crooked Jades at The Palms Crooked Jades at 5th Street Farms, Berkeley, CA ODC/Dance World's on Fire https://www.facebook.com/shindogsf/posts/10218922758365119?notif_id=1549400269597294¬if_t=feedback_reaction_generic_tagged

http://www.fifthstfarms.com/ Fifth Street Farms is a virtual hundred-year-old farmstead in a historic part of Berkeley. Crops include music, art, apricots, raspberries and letterpress printing.

Activities include House Concerts: presenting acoustic, roots, international folk and cross-cultural artists from all over. We offer light refreshments (feel free to bring something) and a beautiful room with great acoustics and folding chairs up close to the music. Upstairs, not wheelchair-accessible. Doors open at 7, music at 7:30. Cost is $15-20 (you decide), all proceeds go to the musicians. Be sure to email [email protected] to reserve your seat! We've had concerts here for ten years. Here's a list of some past performers: Chic Gamine Gregory Page Kaivama Jenna Mammina Teslim Blackberry Bushes Mia and Mikael Marin Janam

JOHN REISCHMAN & THE JAYBIRDS, Sun, March 15
SHOW ADDED 3:30pm & 7:30pm
The Jaybirds are an accomplished, experienced band at the peak of their powers, with musicianship of the very highest order. Each a master of their instrument, The Jaybirds put their own particular stamp on bluegrass, old time and acoustic roots music, blending traditional and modern styles. Acknowledged by bluegrass traditionalists as well as lovers of modern American folk music, especially those with an appreciation of great harmony singing as well as phenomenal instrumental playing. http://thejaybirds.com/

GEORGE COLE ENSEMBLE, Fri, Feb. 14
https://georgecole.net/
Singer and breakneck acoustic guitarist George Cole lives in a musical world all his own: a world in which Django Reinhardt, The Ramones, Nat King Cole and Doc Watson get equal billing with Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Willie Nelson and the Great American Songbook. Cole is the guitarist for the David Grisman Quintet and has 2 releases on Grisman’s highly regarded Acoustic Disc Label. A San Francisco native and BAMMIE award winner, George brings an expertise to his guitar playing and singing filtered through rock and roll, gypsy jazz and everything American.
Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat.
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Come on down! Saturday!

Undone in Sorrow
Saturday, February 1
http://undoneinsorrow.com/
Spare, heartfelt, genuine, moving: Undone In Sorrow plays old-time music as if they’re sitting on the porch in West Virginia. I saw them at the Berkeley Old-Time Music Convention and among all the bands there, they really captured my attention. Here’s a link to some of their tunes. Sometime it seems it’s a miracle that this music still exists.

Reservations at fifthstfarms com
Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.

Seats available!

Undone in Sorrow
Saturday, February 1
http://undoneinsorrow.com/
Spare, heartfelt, genuine, moving: Undone In Sorrow plays old-time music as if they’re sitting on the porch in West Virginia. I saw them at the Berkeley Old-Time Music Convention and among all the bands there, they really captured my attention. Here’s a link to some of their tunes. Sometime it seems it’s a miracle that this music still exists.

Reservations at fifthstfarms com
Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.

Undone in Sorrow
Saturday, February 1
http://undoneinsorrow.com/
Spare, heartfelt, genuine, moving: Undone In Sorrow plays old-time music as if they’re sitting on the porch in West Virginia. I saw them at the Berkeley Old-Time Music Convention and among all the bands there, they really captured my attention. Here’s a link to some of their tunes. Sometime it seems it’s a miracle that this music still exists.

Reservations at fifthstfarms com
Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.

Snaps For Sinners https://snapsforsinners.com/
Friday, January 10
Snaps For Sinners may be one of the highest-energy bands to play at Fifth Street. The trio brings it hardcore and big time, fusing hot rhythms, excellent musicianship, major fashion sense and soulful spirit and message. Rooted in swing music, audiences don't sit still at an SFS show.
Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat. fifthstfarms com

Terra Incognita
Saturday, January 4
https://www.facebook.com/Terra-Incognita-115083773259622/
Terra Incognita is Shira Kammen, Robin Petrie, and Peter Maund, three Bay Area musicians with rich backgrounds in international folk, classical, contemporary and traditional music. The trio performs its own compositions as well as unique arrangements of traditional songs and dances.

Terra Incognita is on a musical adventure to intertwine ancient and new compositions with moments of improvisation, venturing into unknown lands and soundscapes. This concert will be a musical ritual to honor the New Year and celebrate new beginnings, with traditional repertoire from Brittany, Sweden, Bulgaria, Greece, India and more, and original compositions drawn from that same international wellspring.

Shira Kammen is a multi-instrumentalist (and occasional singer) who performs on violin, vielle, rebec and harp. Robin Petrie plays the santour, or hammered dulcimer, and Peter Maund plays various frame drums, tambourine, doumbek and other hand drums. All three are well known to Bay Area audiences and have performed at Fifth Street Farms with other groups in the past. We're pleased to have them back in this new formation.

Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat. Fifthstfarms com

Don't miss this!

Cahalen Morrison, Sat, Dec 14
https://www.cahalen.com/
Cahalen Morrison made a big impression when he visited Fifth Street with Eli West a couple years ago. An amazing songwriter and skilled on guitar, mandolin and banjo, Cahalen is a unique voice in traditional and modern American music. A great songwriter with an ear for humor, storytelling, heartache and the work it takes to get by, Cahalen plays here solo, on a very short break from his work with the top-notch Pacific Northwest band Western Centuries.

and there are still some seats for Renegade Duo this Saturday, December 7

Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat.
fifthstfarms com

Upcoming Shows
Terra Incognita–Saturday, January 4
Snaps for Sinners–Friday, January 10
Lonesome Ace String Band–Monday, January 20
Undone in Sorrow–Saturday, February 1

Cahalen Morrison, Sat, Dec 14
https://www.cahalen.com/
Cahalen Morrison made a big impression when he visited Fifth Street with Eli West a couple years ago. An amazing songwriter and skilled on guitar, mandolin and banjo, Cahalen is a unique voice in traditional and modern American music. A great songwriter with an ear for humor, storytelling, heartache and the work it takes to get by, Cahalen plays here solo, on a very short break from his work with the top-notch Pacific Northwest band Western Centuries.

and there are still some seats for Renegade Duo this Saturday, December 7

Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat.
fifthstfarms com

Upcoming Shows
Terra Incognita–Saturday, January 4
Snaps for Sinners–Friday, January 10
Lonesome Ace String Band–Monday, January 20
Undone in Sorrow–Saturday, February 1

Renegade Duo, Sat, Dec 7
https://renegadeduo.weebly.com/
Renegade Duo is Jon Mendle, guitar and lute, and Melinda Martinez Becker, mezzo soprano. Jon and Melinda started making music together when they were students at the San Francisco Conservatory. They formed Renegade Duo in 2017 with the intention of focusing on uncommon and rarely heard repertoire for guitar and voice.

For us they'll play sets of songs for lute and voice by Elizabethan composers Thomas Ford and John Dowland, songs by the Spanish guitarist and composer Salvador Castro de Gistau, played on an antique guitar from the 19th century, Sephardic folk songs arranged by the contemporary guitarist and composer Dusan Bogdanovic, and solo pieces on renaissance lute and 19th century guitar. The concert will conclude with a set of songs arranged for voice and guitar by 19th century African American classical guitarist Justin Holland. In addition to a successful career performing, arranging and teaching, Holland was also a civil rights activist who worked on the Underground Railroad. His music is virtually unknown today, and the Renegade Duo is doing their part to change that.

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Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat.

Frédéric Rosselet, Sat, Nov 30
https://www.fredericrosselet.com/
Is there anything more satisfying to the soul than the solo Bach Cello Suites? Come hear two of them on November 30th, plus the second of Benjamin Britten's solo cello suites, which was written for, and first recorded by Rostropovich in the 1960s.

Swiss-American cellist Frédéric Rosselet is equally at ease on modern and period instruments. He'll play the Bach on a baroque cello and the Britten on a modern one.

Originally from Lausanne, Switzerland, now a San Francisco resident, Frédéric has performed with many well known ensembles, both locally and internationally and is on the music faculty at Santa Clara University. His debut album in 2012 included two of the Bach cello suites as well as several pieces played on modern cello.

Round out your Thanksgiving weekend with some glorious solo cello.
Program
J. S. Bach, Suite no. 4 in E-flat major BWV 1010
J. S. Bach, Suite no. 2 in D minor BWV 1008
​B. Britten, Suite no. 2 Op. 80

Reservations fifthstfarms com

Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door � all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat at fifthstfarms com

Upcoming Shows
Renegade Duo–Saturday, December 7
Cahalen Morrison–Saturday, December 14

Circadian String Quartet

Circadian Quartet with Hamid Taghavi
Saturday, November 16
For this concert, the Circadian String Quartet--Monika Gruber & David Ryther, violins, Omid Assadi, viola and David Wishnia, cello--teams up with Iranian-born santour virtuoso Hamid Taghavi. They'll explore themes of coming together and "yeganegi", or uniting in times of crisis, with music by Reza Vali, Sahba Aminikia, and Hamid Taghavi, representing two generations of Persian-American composers. Weaving through and uniting the program will be chiaroscuros, or short interludes, by David Ryther based on poetry by Rumi and read by narrator Dr. Nikolaus Hohmann.
The Circadian Quartet is a Bay Area-based string quartet that performs classical and contemporary string quartet repertoire with an emphasis on music of cultural and folkloric significance. In 2014, they were invited to collaborate with the St. Petersburg-based Rimsky Korsakov String Quartet during its North American tour. They have also given U.S. premieres of pieces by world-renowned British composer Ian Venables in collaboration with mezzo-soprano Sally Munro of the San Francisco Opera and Natalie Parker, principal clarinetist of the San Francisco Ballet.
Hamid Taghavi is considered one of the best santour players of his generation.
Join us on November 16th for a cross-cultural exchange that's not to be missed.
https://www.facebook.com/circadianstringquartet/
Reservations fifthstfarms com

Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door � all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat at fifthstfarms com

Upcoming Shows
Renegade Duo–Saturday, December 7
Cahalen Morrison–Saturday, December 14

Circadian String Quartet promotes classical and contemporary string quartet repertoire, in particular music of cultural and folkloric significance.

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Helm - Middle Eastern Music and more...

Helm--music from Turkey and the Middle East
Saturday, November 2
https://helmmusic.com/
From original compositions, now classics in the worlds of Tribal and Belly Dance, to traditional music from throughout the Mediterranean, Helm has continually expanded their repertoire since the band’s beginning. Based in Marin County, Helm has regularly toured internationally with recent performances in London, Rome, Lima, Saõ Paulo, Moscow, and Australia. In addition to more than 12 albums, Helm has provided sound tracks for both film and television productions. The group includes Ling Shien Bell, Paul Anderson, Lani Rhoades, and Mark Bell.
Reservations fifthstfarms com
Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat.

helmmusic.com Helm - Belly Dance Music, Music for Tribal Belly Dance, Turkish Roman, Moroccan Music, Afghan Music, Acoustic Middle Eastern Music, Mark Bell, Ling Shien Bell

Nuala Kennedy & Eamon O'Leary
Thursday, October 31
Long-time friends and musical collaborators, Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O’ Leary have toured together widely, both in duo and as part of The Alt. Both are internationally recognized members of the traditional music community, noted for their instrumental skills and diverse repertoire of traditional and contemporary song. Both are songwriters who love and research traditional Irish and Scottish songs. With an engaging stage presence and understated virtuosity, they present a timeless selection of songs and instrumentals. Nuala and Eamon offer a memorable concert experience, as their songs range from the ancient Irish tradition to reflections on the present day.

Nuala – flutes, whistles, vocals www.nualakennedy.com
Traditional singer, flute player, songwriter and session musician. The diversity and spirit of two cultures--Scotland and Ireland--has made Nuala the artist she is today. “She is not only an exceptional interpreter of the tradition; her own music glistens with freshness…” The Irish Times

Eamon – guitar, bouzouki, vocals
Originally from Dublin, Eamon has lived in New York City for the last twenty years, touring extensively throughout North America and Europe. Eamon is a highly respected accompanist, a beautifully talented singer-songwriter and interpreter of traditional Irish song.
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Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door � all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat at fifthstfarms com

Friction Quartet
with bass clarinetist Bruce Belton
Fri, Oct 18
This local quartet with an international reputation regularly commissions and plays new works but is equally adept at presenting masterworks from the standard string quartet repertoire. Violinists Otis Harriel and Kevin Rogers and cellist Doug Machiz return to Fifth Street with their new violist Lucia Kobza. For this concert, they'll be joined by bass clarinetist Bruce Belton to perform new quintets by composers Marc Mellits, Sebastián Tozzola, and Michael Torke.

Torke’s new work, aptly titled “October,” is a rhythmically driven single-movement work that captures the crisp air of fall and visceral bliss and melancholy that accompanies the changing of the seasons. Mellits’ “Titan” was inspired by Saturn’s largest moon, and describes the environmental aspects that make this moon unique. Within the eight movements, you can catch glimpses of this almost Earth-like celestial body as his music depicts erupting volcanoes, violent seismic activity, and the calm of the thick methane atmosphere. “Folkolours” by Tozzola, blends the sounds of the composer's native Argentina with broader musical languages of Latin America.
The concert will also include one string quartet (no clarinet). To find out which one, come join us on October 18th!

Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door � all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat at fifthstfarms com

The Lowest Pair, Sat, Oct 12
Arkansas-born and now living in Olympia, Washington, Kendl Winter sprouts beans in mason jars in the back of the tour van and spreads her songs across the country Johnny Appleseed style. Kendl brings to The Lowest Pair her wonderfully weaving poetry of song, old and new, and a voice somewhere between Gillian Welch and Iris DeMent, with a little Olympia twist. Palmer T. Lee, who hails from Minneapolis, was nineteen years old when he inherited a couple of banjos and discovered he could reassemble them into his dream instrument. Former front man for a high-energy bluegrass band, Palmer's songs are distilled into the warm sweet sounds of his percussive wordplay and the melodic interludes of his own unique style played on a pieced together banjo and a nice guitar. The pair have always been Fifth Street favorites. Listen to some tunes here.
"With their bare-bones instrumentation and country-inspired, heartstring-tugging narratives, The Lowest Pair might be one of the best under-the-radar Americana duos today." --PASTE Magazine
https://thelowestpair.com/
Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door, all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat at fifthstfarms com

Upcoming Shows
Friction Quartet–Friday, October 18
Nuala Kennedy & Eamon O'Leary–Thursday, October 31
Helm–Saturday, November 2
Ross Daly & Kelly Thoma–Saturday, November 9

Fifth Street Farms House Concerts

Seats still available!

Amy Lavere, Sat, Sept 28
Amy LaVere is known among songwriters and critics alike. She “specializes in lyrics that are more barbed than her sweet soprano prepares you for,” and her growing catalogue of material and steady critical acclaim indicate a first-tier presence on the Americana and indie-folk/punk circuits. Her latest album, “Painting Blue,” was released in August.
Amy’s live performances with her upright bass and knowing song delivery are constants. She has multiple successful albums on her resume, and you can expect this record, and her performance here, to be honest, revealing and sound like no one else. She'll be accompanied here by guitarist Will Sexton.

Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door � all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat at fifthstfarms com

Upcoming Shows
The Lowest Pair–Saturday, October 12
Friction Quartet–Friday, October 18
Nuala Kennedy & Eamon O'Leary–Thursday, October 31
Helm–Saturday, November 2
Ross Daly & Kelly Thoma–Saturday, November 9

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